Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Monongahela 1755

Wiki on the battle. This military disaster for the Anglo-Americans has been depicted many times by artists. This is one of my favourites by Robert Griffing which shows the wounded General Braddock. Print from here. The French forces were made up of the usual mix of Natives, Marines and Miliciens as this was before the arrival of the 'Troupes de Terre' - regulars from Old France.

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